Soup Kitchen/Fellowship Luncheon Ministry
“For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you game me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited me in.” ~ Matthew 25:35
In 1990 Spirit of Life opened its doors and hearts to Christ in a whole new way. Our parish family began not only providing free lunches for those in need, but also fellowship in a spiritual and welcoming atmosphere.
Through this ministry, a free meal of soup, sandwich, coffee, lemonade and dessert is enjoyed by people of all income levels, young and elderly, homeless, handicapped, or those who simply enjoy fellowship. It is open to all people of all faiths. This past season, about 3,500 meals were served.
The luncheon reaches all walks of life in our community, either through those who serve, or through those who are being served. It takes place in the Spirit of Life Community Center every Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm from mid-September to mid-May.
At Thanksgiving, the volunteers put on a full meal of turkey, dressing and all the trimmings.
In preparation for Easter, there is also a speaker at each meal during the weeks of Lent.
Over all, the Soup Kitchen is run by about 75 volunteers . The volunteers are divided into seven teams, that rotate weekly serving the meals.
The ministry is funded through the Spirit of Life outreach account, contributions and donations of food from our community.
Men, women and couples of all ages make up our volunteer base. We are always in need of more volunteers. To join our ministry or for more information, please contact Mari Jo at 663-1660 or email at email@example.com